ANNOUNCES UK/IRELAND TOUR
“Dean Friedman’s stories in song left their mark on anyone who heard them” – Sunday Express
Dean Friedman, one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation, announces an epic 32 date UK/Ireland tour, April-August 2019. The tour kicks off in Belfast, Crescent Arts Centre on April, 19th and takes in The Bloomsbury Theatre, London on May 11th and finishes up at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.
Dean Friedman will also be hosting, performing and producing two orientated SongFest – micro-music festivals which includes masterclasses in songwriting and celebrating good songs with the artists that make them. This takes place: July 20/21 at the Springfield Country Hotel, Wareham and July 27/28 at Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe.
This follows on from the huge success of Friedman’s first SongFest last year. Both SongFest will feature, legendary singer/songwriters: Chris Difford (ex Squeeze); Richard Digance; Boothby Graffoe; Tracey Curtis; Fiona Bevan; Boo Hewerdine and Kal Lavelle – with more to be announced.
Says Friedman, “A good song is like a combination time-machine and transporter-device; with nothing but a handful of words and melody, it creates an instant-universe capable of transporting the listener into another dimension, immersing them in a vivid, virtual world, filled with humor, beauty, pathos and joy. Every one of the incredible songwriters performing at SongFest does just that – each in their own unique and wonderful way.”
Last year marked Dean Friedman’s 40th anniversary in the music industry, where he celebrated with a sold-out UK tour and the re-release of his digitally remastered, 1978 ground breaking album “Well, Well,” said the Rocking Chair’.
Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboards, featuring songs from throughout his four decade recording career, including his classic hits: ‘Lucky Stars’, ‘Lydia’, ‘McDonald’s Girl’, ‘Ariel’ and ‘Woman of Mine’, as well as selections from his last studio album, ’12 Songs’ – which was fan-funded.
This year marks Friedman’s 16th appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where in addition to his regular concert runs, he’s written and produced several hit children’s musicals, including ‘Smelly Feet’ – a children’s musical that really stinks!
APRIL-AUGUST 2019 Tour Dates below:-
19 – Belfast, Crescent Arts Centre
20 – Dublin, Arthur’s Pub
21 – Dublin, Arthur’s Pub – Early 4.00pm show
25 – Conwy, Theatr Colwyn
26 – Bury, The Met
27 – Birmingham, Pizza Express Live!
28 – Liverpool, Epstein Theatre
1 – Wigan, The Old Court
2 – Doncaster, Doncaster Little Theatre
3 – Stockton-on-Tees, Princess Alexandra Auditorium
4 – Nottingham, Poppy & Pint
5 – Grimsby, Central Hall
8 – Norwich, The Garage
11 – London, Bloomsbury Theatre
13 – Henley-on-Thames, The Crooked Billet
14 – Henley-on-Thames, The Crooked Billet
16 – Swansea, The Hyst
17 – Pentrych, Acapela Studios
19 – Leek, Leek Arts Festival /Foxlowe Arts Centre
20 – SongFest, Springfield Country Hotel, Wareham
21 – SongFest, Springfield Country Hotel, Wareham
24 – East Hagbourne, Fleur de Lys
25 – Abergavenny, The Priory
26 – Henley-in-Arden, Henley Guild Hall
27 – SongFest, Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe
28 – SongFest, Wychwood Park Hotel, Crewe
31 – Otley, The Courthouse
1 – Dumfries, Theatre Royal
2 – Livingston, Howden Park Centre
3 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
14 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival- St Andrew’s & St George’s West (venue #111)
15 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – St Andrew’s & St George’s West (venue #111)
16 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival – St Andrew’s & St George’s West (venue #111)
Tickets are available from: www.deanfriedman.com or the venues direct.
Ticket Prices: £24 to £55 Doors Open 7:00pm or 7:30pm
SongFest, as well as registration for the ‘SongWriting Masterclasses’, can be found at www.SongFest.live. Ticket prices range from £48 (Saturday or Sunday) to £68 (weekend). Masterclass registration is £195 for two, 90 minute sessions, which will be held, each day, prior to the SongFest performance schedule. SongFest performances run from 4:00pm to 11:00pm on Saturday and from 3:00pm to 10:00pm on Sunday.
NOTES TO EDITORS
In addition to his familiar radio hits, album releases and touring, Friedman composes and produces music soundtracks for TV and film, including the music to the hit Central TV series BOON and NBC’s Eerie Indiana. He’s also published a respected tome on the art and craft of songwriting titled, ‘The Songwriter’s Handbook’ (The Artists League), based on the ‘Songwriting Workshops’ and ‘Songwriting Masterclasses’ he’s conducted at universities and music conservatories around the world, including L.I.P.A. (The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).
Further information from:
Joanna Burns PR
Tel: 07850 733562